Reflections from Stewart Pieper

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Greetings QB Family  

Last Thursday evening the QB Board gathered face to face for their regular monthly meeting.  

In keeping with our QB Focus on intention discipleship the Board reflected on the importance of being immersed in and feeding on the scriptures based on Paul’s words to Timothy in 2 Tim 3:10-17.  

Just as we all have a physical hunger; we also all have a spiritual hunger. Just as it is important for us to have a good physical diet, we also need to be feeding our souls in a healthy way on good food!  

Here are 3 E’s when it comes to feeding on God’s word: 

  1. Eat right – We need to nourish ourselves with the correct spiritual food. We should dig into the word of God for ourselves and not rely just on the ‘pre-digested’ work of others. Jesus is the bread of life (John 6) and we encounter Jesus as the living word in the written word of God. Jesus is the only one who can satisfy us. We need to immerse ourselves in God’s word and build an appetite. 
  1. Eat regularly – As we eat food daily, we need our spiritual nourishment daily. Seeking spiritual nourishment once a week on Sunday will not feed us properly. Jesus said in Matt 4.4, Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the Father. Spiritual food coming from God’s word. 
  1. Exercise – 2 Tim 3:10-17. We need to work out what God has worked in. Exercise comes from putting God’s word into action, teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. Through obediently acting on God’s word we are being equipped for every good work.  

Here are some of the highlights from the business of the Board meeting for your information: 

  • The Board considered the QB Services Safe Spaces Policy.  
  • A draft QB Conflicts of Interest Policy has been referred to Charter Groups for consultative input.    
  • The Board resolved to extend Lal Fanai, Jodi Traves and Brett Wilson as members of the MaTTS Charter Group Council. 
  • A report on the progress of the proposed Carinity incorporation was received.  
  • Consideration was given to the latest draft of the QB Budget. The Board discussed strategies to address pressure on the revenue side of the budget.   
  • A proposal to restructure the current DoS and DAS roles was agreed and the necessary Constitutional Changes were approved to be progressed to the May Annual Assembly for consideration. A Zoom information session explaining this restructure is planned for Monday 25th March.    
  • Paul Sterling was appointed as the Board representative for the Christian Education Services Charter Group. 
  • The BMC recommendation that Robert Chapman’s role title be changed to Director of Baplink was agreed.   
  • Mark Hodgson was appointed chair of the Financial Services Committee. 
  • The Board received an update from the Malyon/Morling merger steering committee and resolved to get a legal review of the proposed Heads of Agreement.   

Please continue to intercede for the QB Board as they faithfully lead and seek to discern God’s best for the QB Movement in this season. 

 Blessings


Director of QB Services

For reflection:  
“To have faith in something is simply to live as if it’s true.” – John Mark Comer